Arch Enemy and Kreator: House of Blues – Hollywood, Ca – 11/11/14

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Arch Enemy and Kreator are two of the biggest metal acts right now. After finishing the European leg of their current tour, Arch Enemy and Kreator brought their power and fury to the House of Blues in Hollywood, California for the War Eternal North American tour. Kreator is one of the pioneers of thrash metal. Being a band for 30 years, the German thrashers have left their mark in the metal world. Having Released their newest album Phantom Antichrist in 2012, Kreator ... Read More

Powerman 5000 with American Head Charge – Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN 11-9-2014

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  The weekend before this show took place, their was a tragedy in the rock world. Wayne Static passed away in his sleep. The news broke on Facebook as usual by another friend of mine that is in a band, and for a good two hours speculation swirled whether he was dead or not, but the person that posted the information new him well, and after a couple hours, official word got out that yes, Wayne Static had passed away, November 1, 2014 ... Read More

In this Moment – Black Widow Tour – Peoria, IL 11-8-2014

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    Theatrical performances, costume changes, heavy guitar riffs, and a beautiful lead singer that can scream with the best of them, what more could you ask for, for an amazing night of music. In This Moment brought their Black Widow Tour to Peoria Illinois last Saturday and what a tour it was. This was my seventh or eighth time seeing these folks, and they never disappoint when it comes to putting on an amazing rock show. The stage set up has changed for this tour ... Read More

Gwar: House of Blues – 11/6/14 – Hollywood, Ca

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The intergalactic scumdogs of the universe known as Gwar made their way to the House of Blues in Hollywood on November 6th, 2014. After the passing of original frontman Oderus Urungus, the future of Gwar was questioned. With people thinking it was the end for Gwar, Gwar announced at their recent Gwar-b-que that they got not 1, but 2 new singers being Blothar and Vulvatron. This was my first time seeing Gwar and I had heard about their theatric and bloody shows ... Read More

THE NORTH OF HELL TOUR FEAT. ATMOSPHERE TURNS A NEW PAGE AT THE BLUE NOTE IN COLUMBIA, MO 11/04/2014

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Prof, Dem Atlas and DJ Fundo The Blue Note, Columbia, MO 11/04/2014 words/photos by BeezNutz The Blue Note in Columbia, MO is a gem of a concert venue. It is a old beautiful theater converted into a concert night club. For the past 40 years it has been owned by Richard King and he has done a wonderful job of running it. November 4th 2014 marked a new day in its illustrious history. It was sold to the new ownership who runs the note from ... Read More

King Diamond: The Wiltern – Los Angeles, Ca – 10/31/14

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King Diamond made his triumphant return to the USA after an 11 year absence. What better way to celebrate Halloween than to spend it with The King himself. With the Wiltern in Los Angeles sold out months advance, fans showed up in costumes and waited for the beloved falsetto-singing Danish heavy metal legend.     At 10:30pm, the lights turned off, the crowd roared with excitement, and an eerie intro came upon us as the curtains lifted up and revealed the stage to have 2 ... Read More

Richie Kotzen @ Rams Head in Annapolis, MD

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          If you had asked me a week ago who Richie Kotzen is, I would have said I had no idea. Ask me now and what would I say? One of the most phenomenal guitar player/singer's that I've seen in a long time. It was Saturday night and I had the night off from work for once and my best friend (A.K.A my "concert bitch") Bob asked me if I wanted to go to this show with him. Richie Kotzen. Who the fuck ... Read More

Meat Puppets & Cass McCombs @ Rough Trade Records – Brooklyn, NY 10/31/14

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Meat Puppets & Cass McCombs - 10/31/2014 Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks Ladies and Gentleman welcome to one of the newer venues to hit the Tri-state area: Rough Trade Records in Williamsburg. And here I thought we were headed to some basement shack with 6 foot ceilings and a stack of 50 records that the band stands on and plays. Absolutely not. New York City now has it's Amoeba, it's Vintage Vinyl . If only the stage was located inside this extremely well ... Read More

INSANE CLOWN POSSE BRING SHOCKFEST TOUR TO ST. LOUIS, MO 10/28/2014

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INSANE CLOWN POSSE, MUSHROOMHEAD, DA MAFIA SIX, MADCHILD, JELLY ROLL AND BIG HOODOO POPS CONCERT AND NIGHTCLUB, SAUGET, IL WORDS/PHOTOS BY BEEZNUTZ Easily one of the most hated touring acts around, The Insane Clown Posse has been on a cross country tour for the past month. Facebook has been filled with spiteful people saying comments such as " They still tour" and more hateful comments. The majority of the people who post these kind of comments just can't figure the whole Insane Clown Posse ... Read More

Meat Puppets, Cass McCombs Start Tour in St. Louis, MO at Blueberry Hill 10/21/2014

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Meat Puppets, Cass McCombs The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, MO words/video/photo by Boombox Photo I have been going to concerts since 1996 when I was 13, somehow I have missed seeing the Meat Puppets despite a few chances to do so. Sadly after this evening of blistering loud rock and roll I was kicking myself the entire 50 minute ride home. I was thankful to be able to go to this show, things have been a little tight as of late but ... Read More

Mastodon and Gojira: Fox Theater – Pomona, Ca – 10/17/14

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Progressive metal bands Mastodon and Gojira once again teamed up for another tour across the USA as they did earlier this year. Mastodon was out to support the release of their new album, Once More ‘Round the Sun which was released on June 24, 2014. Gojira was on the final trek of supporting their newest release, L’Enfant Sauvage (French for “The Wild Child) which was released in 2012. Both bands have a huge following in the states so having both bands together ... Read More

Spose, MC Lars and mc chris bring The Ghost Hunter tour to The Firebird, St. Louis, MO 10/19/2014

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The Ghost Hunters Tour 2014 The Firebird 10/19/2014 St. Louis, MO Words/Photos 2014 Boombox Photo Right now mc chris is on tour of our fine country and is bringing along a few other rappers I have a massive respect for. Spose, MC Lars and mc chris are midway through a cross country trek hitting almost every city with a zipcode in the continental United States. This tour is packed with talent from start to finish. So get there early, dress up in costume and ... Read More

Weezer – Plush St. Louis, MO – 10-19-2014

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What can you say about a personal concert for 750 people in a small venue downtown St. Louis. Weezer who seemed to just fly in right before the show, put on an amazing concert. The acoustics where fabulous in fact Rivers said it didn't sound like 750 people it sounded like 20,000 and he was right, what a night for a Weezer fans that attended. This wasn't a scheduled tour date by know means, it was a charity event, put on by Rungevity ... Read More

Eluveitie, Týr, and Metsatöll: House of Blues – Hollywood, Ca – 10/2/14

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Folk metal is a style of metal that’s always a fun and enjoyable to see and get involved with. Eluveitie, Týr, and Metsatöll stopped by the legendary House of Blues in Hollywood, California on October 2nd for a night filled with classic folk metal, old friends, new friends, weird-looking instruments, beer, beer, and more beer!       Metsatöll is a folk metal band from Estonia. I had never heard of them before this tour so I took this chance to check them out. Luckily I ... Read More

Within Temptation and Amaranthe: Club Nokia – Los Angeles, Ca – 9/26/14

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For the first time in years, Dutch symphonic rock/metallers Within Temptation made their way to a full USA tour. They brought with them Amaranthe, a band from Gothenburg, Sweden. Ever since I first listened to Within Temptation, I had been impatiently waiting for a US tour. The day the tour announced, I could’ve dropped down to my knees and cry like a baby. On September 26, 2014 at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles, the anticipation was getting to see of finally ... Read More

Amon Amarth and Sabaton: Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, Ca – 9/25/14

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The Viking Metalers, Amon Amarth, set out on a journey across the ocean from Sweden for their second North American tour this year. But they didn’t come alone. They brought fellow Swedes, the power metal band, Sabaton. They also brought the blackened thrash metal band Skeletonwitch whom they had toured with earlier this year. On September 25th in Riverside, California, the Riverside Municipal Auditorium was about to be decimated. This was also my first time in this area and venue so I ... Read More

Walls Come Down Tour, Miggs with Terry McDermott at the Rathskeller, Indianapolis, IN 9-27-2014

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    I love it when I go to see other bands and walk away being a fan of the opening band, and that's just what happened with Miggs. I first heard Miggs when they opened up for Scott Weiland a couple years ago, and was hooked. They have since opened up for Candlebox, and done several headlining tours across the Midwest, I'm glad I was able to catch them in Indianapolis for the second time this year, even though this was my fourth ... Read More

Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars – Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, Ca – 9/15/14

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The Carnivores tour was one of the biggest tours of the summer. Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, and AFI all banded together to put together what was surely to be a huge summer tour. With Linkin Park being one of my favorite bands, I didn’t even think twice about attending this show even though ticket prices made me cringe a bit. This show took place at the historic Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California on September 15, 2014. Due to time, traffic, and ... Read More

Kasabian @ Terminal 5 – New York City 09/27/14

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Kasabian - 09/27/2014 Terminal 5 -New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks On this seasonably warm Saturday evening New York City is lucky enough to be graced with the presence of Kasabian tonight in the Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan. Back in March 2012 the band was here in this very venue and the night was almost as magical as Derek Jeter's final home game. Tonight we're hoping for some of the same, as we'll be 3,000 deep in the sold out Terminal 5. Bo ... Read More

Accept and Raven – Saban Theatre – Beverly Hills, Ca 9/12/14

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Heavy metal legends Accept went on a mini North American tour in support of their new album, Blind Rage. Metal Church was to be the support for the tour, but they dropped due to singer Ronny Munroe undergoing surgery. So instead, the heavy metal band Raven filled in. Accept is one of the biggest bands of the 80’s with many singles and metal anthems and have returned after a 15 year hiatus and have brought with them a new singer, Mark Tornillo making ... Read More

Doyle – Whisky A Go Go – Hollywood, Ca – 9/3/2014

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Legendary ex-Misfits axeman, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, went out on your with his band, Doyle. After a few attempts at touring, it was finally able to happen and Doyle went out on tour to support his newest album, Abominator. This madness took place at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, Ca on September 3rd, 2014. There were 6 opening bands for this night and by the time I got there, the third band was getting setup. Sadly, none of the opening ... Read More

Repeat Repeat – Wildey Theater – Edwardsville, IL 09-04-2014

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    Music comes into my life for a reason, when a band sings a song that I can relate to at a time were I need that song to get me through whatever it is I'm dealing with, I'm instantly a fan. Any band that can do that, is a pretty good band and Repeat Repeat is just that. I discovered Repeat Repeat last year, as I'm friends with the drummer Andy Herrin who also drums for another band "Cavo" from the St. Louis ... Read More

Theory of a Deadman – The Pageant St. Louis, MO – 9/03/2014

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    Being a fan of a band since they first came onto the scene is usually how I roll, especially if it's a band that keeps making albums and writing killer songs, Theory of a Deadman is just that band. It's been a few years since I seen them live, and like the other bands that I follow, Theory has proved that they can keep up with the changing times, in the rock music world.  They just released their fifth studio album entitled "Savages" ... Read More

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden – 8/25/14 – Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, Ca

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Old rivals Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden toured together for the first time. On August 25th, they played the Hollywood Bowl to a packed audience. Both bands had their feuds and differences in the 90’s when they released their perspective albums, The Downward Spiral and Superunknown, but they learned to put their differences aside and did this tour to commemorate the 20th anniversary of both albums. This was my first time seeing Soundgarden and with them being one of the biggest alternative rock/grunge ... Read More

Mockingbird Sun – Rathskeller Biergarten – Indianapolis, IN – 8/28/2014

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  I'm a rock and roll girl by heart, but if you have amazing harmonies and can rock a guitar you have probably won me over regardless of the genre of your music, country or rock. Mockingbird Sun has done just that. I was first introduced to this band a year ago when they opened up for Natalie Stovall at the exact same place in Indianapolis. I will be honest I was eating at the time and didn't pay that much attention to them, ... Read More

Powerman 5000 and Sunflower Dead, Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH – 8/23/2014

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What can I say, a show to end my vacation and birthday week made complete. One of my favorite bands in the whole world, Powerman 5000 playing a show in the exact same venue that Dimebag Darrell was shot at years ago. I remember that time back in 2004, as I was working at night and was active on Facebook and of course in the concert scene at the time, and just remember being in shock, and knowing that going to a ... Read More